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Incapacity Planning

Guardianships & Conservatorships

A guardianship or conservatorship proceeding is necessary when a person is mentally impaired and unable to understand and execute a health care proxy or power of attorney and requires help with health care decisions, living arrangements and financial management. A guardianship or conservatorship is a legal process by which the Probate Court approves the appointment of a suitable person to act as the guardian or conservator of an impaired or incapacitated individual who can no longer manage their personal or financial affairs.

We can assist with obtaining authority from the Probate Court to appoint a Guardian or Conservator for a disabled person in need. We represent clients seeking to serve in this role themselves or our office can also serve as guardian or conservator for those individuals who require an independent protector. We navigate clients through the complicated world of guardianship and conservatorship when it is necessary to make the legal and financial decisions for an incapacitated person. We offer complete guardianship and conservatorship services—from gathering initial information through the final accounting.

Incapacity Planning

If you become incapacitated, it is important to have a plan in place so that your loved ones know how to handle your affairs. At Dowley Law, we can help you create an incapacity plan that will ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your loved ones are taken care of. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you with this important planning.

At Dowley Law, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal solutions for individuals and families throughout Massachusetts and surrounding areas. We understand the importance of creating a sound estate plan in order to protect your assets and loved ones, and we can work with you to get started on your plan. We welcome the opportunity to assist you with your estate planning needs.

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